FSK Asks – Android Virtual Keyboard Apps?

I bought a new Android phone, a Samsung Galaxy S4. Overall, it’s nice. I do miss the physical keyboard of my Droid 3, but I’m learning to type almost as fast with the virtual keyboard.

It’s obvious that the default virtual keyboard sucks. My question is “What alternate keyboard app should I use?” What are the best free options? The best paid options? I’m willing to pay a few $ for something great, given how much I plan to type with the phone.

4 Responses to FSK Asks – Android Virtual Keyboard Apps?

  1. Would really recommend the Dvorak keyboard. I find it very fast to use on phone though don’t use Dvorak anywhere else….yet.

    Also, there’s an app called SlideIT that’s supposed to be very nice for typing. I downloaded it but never used it since Dvorak works perfectly for me. Cheers

    • I’m not so sure about Dvorak. That’s a layout optimized for touch typing, and not for phone usage.

      My biggest complaint about my new phone is that I can’t type without looking at the phone. I’m looking for a layout with big keys so I can type without getting dizzy on the subway.


      FYI: I picked Hacker Keyboard. The clincher feature was being able to adjust the size and hide rows in landscape mode. Now, I can have the landscape mode take up almost the whole screen, but leave a little bit so I can see what I’m editing.

      Also, Hacker Keyboard works with DosBox Turbo.

  2. I’ve also used Thumb Keyboard, which has a few nice options. It looks like Hacker’s Keyboard is better now than when I tried it last though.

  3. Gentlemen,
    this is John Rambo, Anti-Feminist Soldier. I am posting this on behalf of Peter-Andrew: Nolan© also now known as Joschua-Brandon: Boehm©. I am doing this because, as a young men who knows Peter well, I know he has our best interests at heart.

    It is well known that five years ago, April 2008, I spent a month suicidal as I went through the process of disowning my former children. When I came out of that rather unpleasant experience I contacted other men who had been similarly affected. I realized that many men were killing themselves because of the criminal abuse of the family law courts all across the western English speaking world.

    As a direct result of this experience, and my compassion for my fellow men, I made a vow in June 2008 to re-introduce the rule of law into Australia and Ireland. Naturally, at the time I made the vow I had no idea how that might be done. We call it “throw your hat over the wall”. You make the vow and “figure it out later”.

    Along the way I have talked to many tens of thousands of men, perhaps as many as 100,000 men have seen at least one comment by me one way or another. What I heard from men in 2008 was that they were DESPERATE for a remedy for the crimes being committed against them in the family courts. They were DESPERATE to find a way to end the criminal effects of feminism on their lives. Because so many men told me the same thing I mistook this to mean they actually WANTED to solve the problems of the family courts and feminism. As I said. My mistake.

    Through very extensive research and labour, and collaborating with the best and brightest, the remedy for both the family courts and feminism was proven on 2009-11-26. A mere 18 months after I was suicidal. The court meeting that I did on 2009-11-26 I regard as one of the finest achievements of my life. Regardless? The very men I risked my life to create a remedy for have ignored that remedy, preferring to whine, bitch, moan and complain because that is far more rewarding to them than actually solving their problems. If they solved their problems they would have nothing to whine, bitch, moan and complain about.

    The remedy has now been available 2.5 times as long as it took to develop and has proved uniquely unpopular. I am hated for even talking about it. The blood of every man who kills himself due to criminal abuse in the family courts is on the hands of those perhaps 100,000+ men who have heard from me and done nothing. I did all I could. They did not. It is actually very simple.

    The mechanism for men to free themselves now is the Mens Business Association. The MBA provides individual based services to get men out of the control grid. Such services may well save the mans life from suicide. Going forward? It is necessary to create second economy outside the control of any government entity. Why criminals in governments can dominate and control men via the economy they will continue to do so. There is no reason for them to stop. The MBA is the proposal of a second economy outside the control of the government. This is a NECESSARY ingredient for men to live in freedom.

    Only a small percentage of men will want to live in freedom. Those men who want to live in freedom? You are invited to watch a short update on how we are going in our efforts to get the second economy going. Naturally? The second economy will grow just as quickly or slowly as men join in and contribute to it. Those who want to “stick with the government run economies”? You are welcome to do so. I wish you luck with that because you are going to need it.

    best regards

    your brother peter


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